Kiel Port Prize Goes to Grage of SCA Logistics
The 2017 annual Port of Kiel Prize has been awarded to Jörn Grage, Managing Director of SCA Logistics GmbH. The award was presented on Thursday evening, September 14th, by Dr Dirk Claus, Managing Director of the PORT OF KIEL (SEEHAFEN KIEL GmbH & Co. KG) as part of celebrations to mark the “Sprottenback” – the traditional annual social get-together of companies in the port business community. In a speech honouring the Port Prize recipient, Dirk Claus said: “Jörn Grage has, because of his own personal commitment…
Port of Hamburg CEO Announces Retirement
At the end of this year Claudia Roller, Chief Executive Officer of Port of Hamburg Marketing Regd. Assn., will be retiring. From April 1, 2008, Claudia Roller served first as an executive board member of Port of Hamburg Marketing (HHM) and then as CEO. Together with her executive board member colleague Axel Mattern she has successfully lead the marketing organization for the Port of Hamburg with great dedication. With its many varied activities at home and abroad HHM has helped to strengthen the Port of Hamburg’s competitive position. Claudia Roller is retiring for health reasons.
Port of Hamburg 2012 Throughput Tonnage Down
At 131 million tons in 2012, total throughput in the Port of Hamburg remained slightly below the previous year. Hamburg nevertheless remains the second largest container port in Europe and consolidates its 14th place among container ports worldwide. For the Port of Hamburg, the reluctance to consume and invest apparent in Europe in the second half of 2012 especially affected throughput of imported goods. At 73.9 million tons, these were down by 3 percent. By contrast, exports by sea at 57.1 million tons (+ 1.9 percent) once again increased.
Port of Hamburg Results: Exports Up, Imports Down
The Port of Hamburg’s overall results for the first nine months characterized by export growth and an import downturn. In the first nine months of 2012 the Port of Hamburg achieved total throughput of 98.1 million tons (down 0.8 percent). General cargo throughput at 69.2 million tons was just ahead of last year’s figure (up 0.2 percent). Bulk cargo throughput at 28.8 million tons stayed behind the previous year’s (down 3.3 percent). In the first nine months of the year, at 6.7 million TEU the container throughput so predominant in the universal port of Hamburg was just slightly lower…
Port of Hamburg Reports Growth
In the first three months of 2012 the Port of Hamburg achieved total throughput of 32.6 million tons (+ 3.8 percent). At 2.2 million TEU (20-ft standard containers), throughput on the container handling that predominates in Hamburg as a universal port was 5.2 percent higher than in the first quarter of 2011. Compared to the main ports further West, Hamburg thus gained additional market share and strengthened its position as the Northern European hub for container traffic; Rotterdam’s throughput was down by 3.9 percent, while Antwerp’s increase was comparatively minimal at 0.7 percent.
Port Hamburg Cargo Handling Increases Again
Hit hard by the global financial and economic crisis in the year 2009, the Port of Hamburg reports total cargo-handling figures of 28.6 million tons for the first quarter of 2010, an increase of 4.6 per cent over the same period in the previous year. On the import side, Port of Hamburg Marketing – the marketing organisation of the Port of Hamburg – recorded cargo-handling figures of 16.7 million tons (+6.0 per cent). Exports via Hamburg also increased in comparison with the first quarter of 2009, with a total of 11.9 million tons (+2.7 per cent).
Port of Hamburg Expects Moderate Growth
With 110 million tons of sea-borne cargo handled in 2009, a year impacted by the global economic and financial markets crisis, Germany’s biggest universal port fell short of the previous year’s result by around 30 million tons (- 21.4 percent). Improvements are in sight for the year 2010, and port-related industries anticipate a moderate level of growth. Claudia Roller, Chairwoman of Port of Hamburg Marketing Association presented the cargo-handling figures for 2009 at the annual Port of Hamburg press conference.
Heavy Goods Through Port of Hamburg
On 10 August 2009, the Port of Hamburg was the scene of a very special event. The Unikai team successfully managed the loading of an outsized consignment manufactured by the Pullach-based Linde Engineering Division. Destined for a petrochemical plant in Brazil, this project delivery consisted of a total of 3,600 cubic metres of system components, all of which were successfully transferred with the help of a mobile crane and securely stowed on board the M/V Grande Buenos Aires, a vessel belonging to the Grimaldi shipping company.